Euro Professional Basketball History: Milbourne(son), Foreman(father)

Al Hondo HandyCorrespondent IAugust 15, 2010

SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 21:  Landon Milbourne #1 of the Maryland Terrapins takes a shot against the Michigan State Spartans during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Spokane Arena on March 21, 2010 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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While watching Team USA play France in the first half and lead by 9 points in preparation for the FIBA World Championships, I just couldn't stop thinking about the history former Maryland Star Landon Milbourne and his father Andre Foreman were possibly about to make.

Milbourne recently arrived in France, where he will be playing professional basketball with S.O.M. Boulogne.  His father, Andre Foreman, became the National Player of the Year, a Two Time All American and the All Time Leading Scorer in Division III History, all while Playing for Salisbury University, has signed to return to play for Finland.

This could very well be the first time in European Professional Basketball history that a father and son are playing at the same time. 

Milbourne, a captain for the Maryland Terps, along with Greivis Vasquez and Eric Hayes, help lead his team to the second round of the Division I Championships this season.  Following his graduation he worked out for the NBA at the Portsmouth Invitational in Virginia.  He later worked out for the Washington Wizards, Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Las Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors.  He also played on the Hawks Summer League Team.  He went undrafted and has decided to begin his Professional Career in France.

Milbourne's father, Foreman, will be headed to Finland to continue his career soon.  He has played in Hong Kong, Australia, Sweden and Finland in the past.  He has won two Finnish Championships and been named Player of the Year in Finland.  The last two years he has spent back in the United States, following his son at the University of Maryland, training basketball players in the Washington area and directing the Andre Foreman Summer Slam Basketball Camps in Ocean Pines, Maryland.

Good Luck to Landon and Andre not only for getting the opportunity to play Professional Basketball, but for possibly making history.  Good Luck to Landon's mother, Kaona, also.